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rlbarkleyii
08-04-2009, 07:09 PM
Recently a relative had a oil spill from the use of a brass nipple and cap on a exterior fuel line. Nipple had water in it and split. What are the NJ or National code requirements for exterior fuel lines (pipe) ?

hj
08-06-2009, 02:46 PM
It makes no difference, if there is water in the oil and it freezes, it will break any weak spot in the lines.

nhmaster
08-08-2009, 05:36 AM
NFPA 54 and the Nat. Fuel Gas code.

Most exterior oil line piping is done with soft copper but you do still have a valve at the tank that is brass or bronze. There must have been a crap load of water in the tank though. I have never seen and exterior oil line freeze and split and it gets a whole lot colder up here than in NJ.